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Australian Escapes Back in Business – Negative Publicity Still Cause for Industry Concern

The news that Australian Escapes is ‘back in business’ trading as Australian Escapes Holiday and Travel Club effective from 29 March 2016, has provided some potentially positive news for the company’s 15,000 members, 40 employees and other creditors adversely impacted.

TravelManagers’ Chairman Barry Mayo is quick to point out however that the apparent  bailout does nothing to negate the recent...

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Personal Travel Manager Achieves Top Sales and Wins Etihad Airways Famil Place

Being awarded one of Etihad Airways top three sales consultants for highest sales growth during 04 June - 31 July 2015, earned personal travel manager John Lengacher representative for Windsor in Victoria, a place on the Etihad Airways and CT Partners’ famil to Abu Dhabi.

“We were thrilled to have a TravelManagers’ personal travel manager win a place on the Abu Dhabi famil. With places...

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Travel Agent Reputation Diminishes With Every Travel Agency Collapse

The travel industry has unfortunately this week received further negative consumer press with the 09 March announcement that Gold Coast based travel company Australian Escapes has been placed into voluntary administration. As reported in Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph and the Gold Coast Bulletin on 16 March and the 22 March e-newsletter, with “well in excess of 15,000 consumers affected.”

TravelManagers’ Chairman Barry Mayo says the question must be asked – what are the views of the individual state governments...

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Vinaka Vaka Levu TravelManagers, for your support following Cyclone Winston

Saturday 20 February 2016 will forever be a memorable day for many Fijians. It was the day Cyclone Winston, the strongest tropical cyclone to hit Fiji on record, made its presence felt.

Cyclone Winston spared the main tourist destinations of Fiji, however devastated some of Fiji’s remote islands, flattening many villages and...

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Personal Travel Managers’ Exclusive Master class with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

To celebrate Royal Caribbean’s newly renovated MV Radiance of the Seas, TravelManagers’ personal travel managers were recently invited to experience a day aboard the ship, as it docked at Circular Quay International terminal.

The 40 Sydney based personal travel managers and four national partnership representatives were able to appreciate the extensive upgrades first...

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Personal Travel Manager up close and personal with Galapagos Island Wildlife

It was a dream come true when personal travel manager Karen Doyle, representative for South Yarra in Victoria was personally invited by the Ecuador Tourism office to attend a recent Ministry of Tourism famil to Ecuador.

Hosted by Mischelle Montenegro and Alejandro from partner supplier Camon Travel, Doyle together with four other participants discovered on their...

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Proactive and Innovative Thinking Brings Rewards for Personal Travel Managers

Entrepreneurial spirit brings success for Melbourne based personal travel managers
Mark Elevato, representative for Werribee and Amy Ferguson, representative for Tarneit who recently held their inaugural Wyndham Travel Expo at the Werribee Italian Sports & Social Club.

With no local expo to cater for their local community, Elevato and Ferguson both relatively new to the TravelManagers family,...

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